Puppy kindergarten ended with Tuli being promoted to first grade (Beginning Novice). Many thanks to Maggie Gee who gave our puppies lots to think about. Pam Day and Lacey and Josh Carrillo with Rev were also in the class, but were not in this photo.
July 2, 2015 by myeye
May 12, 2015 by myeye
The four-day Albuquerque High Desert Cluster is done. Cardigans had early ring times (8:00, 8:00, 10:30, 9:00) — I need a nap. We scored yesterday when Judge Gloria Kerr gave our Salsa a 3-point major. When Salsa’s win photo arrives, I will proudly post it. Copper was Reserve today. Chase won nothing at all. I stewarded Obedience on Saturday and Sunday. The Obedience trial here was a regional qualifier so our training club acted as stewards. The trial was a huge success and I like to think our Club’s participation had much to do with it. I need a nap.
At the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America National Specialty, Chase is well represented by his children. Yesterday at the herding trials, Lowri was High in Trial, High Scoring Champion of Record, High Combined Stock, and completed two titles. Stout was Reserve High in Trial and completed his Started Sheep title. Today at the Obedience Trials, Andy finished his CD with a High In Trial Score. He was also High Combined in Rally with two perfect runs. We are so proud of the kids and of their owners/trainers!
May 1, 2015 by myeye
January 13, 2015 by myeye
It is snowing in Albuquerque — rare and wonderful event. Kevin Dooley caught this photo of our pretty red Copper standing in their back yard. Copper is a Chase/Dory daughter. She has her CD and HT — soon, we hope, we will get her into show shape and into the conformation ring.
January 6, 2015 by myeye
Today is January 6th. Today is the day — seven years ago — that I flew from Medford, Oregon to New Mexico with THE PUPPY. January 6th is the day that Chase became a part of my family. What a fun seven years we have had. I cannot thank Carolyn and Tom Cannon enough for letting me buy Chase from them. He has been a dream-come-true dog — there is nothing I have asked of him that he has not done. He is a High in Trial Herding dog with both his American Grand Championship and his Canadian Championship. He has earned his Companion Dog and Rally Novice titles, his Herding Started title on sheep and ducks, his Herding Intermediate title on sheep, his Herding Advanced title on sheep. He is well on his way to his Herding Championship. He runs Agility like a wild man and has earned his Preferred Novice Standard and Jumpers, Preferred Open Standard and Jumpers titles. He lacks one Q for his Preferred Excellent Jumpers title. His children have been beautiful and talented enough to earn Chase his Register of Merit Silver award. With two more progeny, he will have earned Gold. He has earned his Versatile Cardigan Excellent award. He has multiple Group placements and was chosen as Best Brindle at the Houston National Specialty. He is a splendid house and office dog, my constant companion. He raises his puppies — teaching them to use the dog door, to play tug, to come when he calls them (which does not transfer over to when I call them). Chase is so sound and genetically healthy . . . what a gift he is.
Mostly, he is CUTE!
Chase at 7-1/2 weeks — photo by Tom Cannon
Chase at 5-1/2 weeks — the photo that determined his fate — again by Tom Cannon
Tonight I will hug him — as I do every night — and tell him how special he is to me.